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My Life & Cars – Frank Stephenson, car designer
My Life & Cars – Frank Stephenson
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My Life & Cars – Frank Stephenson, car designer

From New Mini to McLaren, via Fiat, Ferrari and countless others, Frank Stephenson’s work is everywhere you look in the automotive world. Here he ta…
14 Jul 2024
2025 BMW M5 (G90) prototype review – electrified supersaloon with supercar power 
G90 BMW M5 prototype
Reviews

2025 BMW M5 (G90) prototype review – electrified supersaloon with supercar power 

BMW’s new plug-in hybrid M5 is a technical tour-de-force, but does this mean it’s still king of the supersaloons? evo drives it on UK roads and track …
9 Jul 2024
BMW M4 CS 2024 review – is this the M4 sweet-spot we’ve been waiting for?
BMW M4 CS – front
Reviews

BMW M4 CS 2024 review – is this the M4 sweet-spot we’ve been waiting for?

Following in the tyre tracks of former greats, the BMW M4 gets the CS treatment. Is it another pure-bred winner?
1 Jul 2024
My Life & Cars – Lawrence Tomlinson, Chairman, Ginetta Cars
Lawrence Tomlinson Life and Cars
Features

My Life & Cars – Lawrence Tomlinson, Chairman, Ginetta Cars

The Ginetta boss tells the stories behind his enviable car collection, his class win at Le Mans and how he bought a car company
27 Jun 2024
Testing the ultimate £4m driving simulator
Horiba MIRA simulator complex
Features

Testing the ultimate £4m driving simulator

Can sophisticated driving simulators replace costly, physical prototypes? We visit the new £4m Horiba MIRA simulator complex to take a digital drive
27 May 2024

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Toyota GR Yaris v Mercedes‑AMG A45 S v Hyundai i30 N v Honda Civic Type R
Hot hatch test final four
Group tests

Toyota GR Yaris v Mercedes‑AMG A45 S v Hyundai i30 N v Honda Civic Type R

The rally-bred Toyota GR Yaris, bombastic Mercedes‑AMG A45 S, thrillsome Hyundai i30 N and dazzling Honda Civic Type R are each brilliant in their own…
26 May 2024
Vredestein Ultrac Pro 2024 tyre review – a worthy alternative to the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S?
Vredestein Ultrac Pro
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Vredestein Ultrac Pro 2024 tyre review – a worthy alternative to the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S?

New high performance tyre claims unique blend of grip and ride comfort. We put it to the test
23 May 2024
'The Seven was a winning formula in 1957 – thanks to Caterham, it's still astonishing today'
Caterham Seven evo Edition
Opinion

'The Seven was a winning formula in 1957 – thanks to Caterham, it's still astonishing today'

Caterham claimed the rights for the Seven in 1973, and the platform has gone from strength to strength ever since
6 May 2024
Sustainable fuel v unleaded petrol: we dyno test the impact on car performance
Sustainable fuel v unleaded petrol dyno test
Features

Sustainable fuel v unleaded petrol: we dyno test the impact on car performance

Considering running your car on sustainable fuel? We’ve dyno tested the first publicly available option to see the effect on power, torque and emissio…
5 May 2024
Ferrari SF90 XX Spider 2024 review – on the road with Ferrari’s open-top track car
Ferrari SF90 XX Spider – drift
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Ferrari SF90 XX Spider 2024 review – on the road with Ferrari’s open-top track car

Designed for the track, Ferrari’s latest XX car has been let out on the road
1 May 2024
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Ferrari 458 Speciale (2013 - 2015): the best driver's car of the last 25 years
Ferrari 458 Speciale
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Ferrari 458 Speciale (2013 - 2015): the best driver's car of the last 25 years

Of all the significant driver’s cars we’ve experienced over the last 25 years, one stands above all others. Ladies and gentlemen, the sublime, unsurpa…
4 Apr 2024
Mazda MX‑5 Mk3 – the car world's greatest misses
Mazda MX5 mk3 miss
Features

Mazda MX‑5 Mk3 – the car world's greatest misses

The MX‑5 had been a deserved hit, but with the third generation Mazda somehow missed the mark
4 Apr 2024
Honda Civic Type R (FK8, 2017 - 2022): a sure-fire future icon
Honda Civic Type R FK8
Features

Honda Civic Type R (FK8, 2017 - 2022): a sure-fire future icon

The FK8 Civic Type R is a hot hatch with engineering obsession on a different level, making it one of our top 25 cars of the last 25 years
28 Mar 2024
Ford GT (2004 - 2006): review, history and specs of an icon
Ford GT evo 25
Features

Ford GT (2004 - 2006): review, history and specs of an icon

Few supercars have allowed such easy access to their performance as the original Ford GT, making it one of our top 25 cars of the last 25 years
18 Mar 2024
MST Mk1 2024 review – £174,000 Ford Escort recreation driven
MST Mk1 Ford Escort
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MST Mk1 2024 review – £174,000 Ford Escort recreation driven

The MST Mk1 is a brand new, 50-year-old, road-going rally car. It looks the business, but does it deliver? Strap yourself in…
15 Mar 2024
Renault Sport Mégane RS Trophy‑R – the car world's greatest misses
Renault Sport Mégane RS Trophy‑R
Features

Renault Sport Mégane RS Trophy‑R – the car world's greatest misses

Targeting a Nürburgring lap record proved the undoing of a potentially all-time-great hot hatch
29 Feb 2024
Peugeot 205 GTI Tolman Edition 2024 review – worth the £125,000 price tag?
Peugeot 205 GTI Tolman Edition
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Peugeot 205 GTI Tolman Edition 2024 review – worth the £125,000 price tag?

Beautifully restored and boasting a 193bhp, 16-valve engine, is the Tolman Edition the best Peugeot 205 GTI 1.9 ever?
3 Feb 2024
Why the Porsche 911 GT3 RS (997.1) is one of the most significant cars of the last 25 years
Porsche 91 GT3 RS – front
Features

Why the Porsche 911 GT3 RS (997.1) is one of the most significant cars of the last 25 years

To mark our 25th anniversary we name the 25 most significant driver's cars launched in the last 25 years. John Barker presents his case for the 997.1 …
1 Feb 2024
Lotus Elise S1: review, specs and buying guide
Lotus Elise S1 – front
In-depth reviews

Lotus Elise S1: review, specs and buying guide

Part aluminium, part composite and built on a shoestring, the Elise swept enthusiasts off their feet in 1996. Today, it remains one of the world's gr…
18 Jan 2024
Toyota GR Yaris Gen 2 prototype 2024 review – rally‑bred hatch turned up to 11
Toyota GR Yaris Gen 2 prototype
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Toyota GR Yaris Gen 2 prototype 2024 review – rally‑bred hatch turned up to 11

The original blew us away. Now Gazoo Racing has overhauled its motorsport-inspired hot hatch for a new version – with astonishing results
12 Jan 2024
Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae v Lamborghini Countach
Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae and Lamborghini Countach
Group tests

Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae v Lamborghini Countach

They’re the last of the breed, a final hurrah for Lamborghini’s pure-combustion V12s. We head for the hills to compare the brilliant Aventador LP780-4…
18 Dec 2023
Aston Martin DB12 2024 review: a strong first step into a new era
Aston Martin DB12 eCoty
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Aston Martin DB12 2024 review: a strong first step into a new era

The DB12 marks the beginning of a new chapter for Aston Martin, delivering a more focused, luxurious take on the long-distance GT
12 Dec 2023
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Best car tyres 2023: evo performance tyre test
Best car tyres 2023
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Best car tyres 2023: evo performance tyre test

Which tyre should you choose for your performance car? This year’s evo tyre test puts eight strong contenders through their paces to find the very bes…
1 Dec 2023
Best 19-inch tyres - R19 235/35 performance tyre test
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Features

Best 19-inch tyres - R19 235/35 performance tyre test

Which high performance tyres should you be shortlisting for your car? We put seven 235/35 R19 tyres through the evo tyre test: the toughest objective …
1 Dec 2023
My Life & Cars – Richard Usher, CEO, Great British Car Journey
Richard Usher's Life & Cars
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My Life & Cars – Richard Usher, CEO, Great British Car Journey

From selling windscreens to building Blyton Park, Richard Usher shares the story of his truly unique career with cars
23 Nov 2023
Driving a hydrogen-powered BMW X5 – are fuel cells the answer?
BMW iX5
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Driving a hydrogen-powered BMW X5 – are fuel cells the answer?

BMW is forging ahead with trials of its hydrogen fuel cell-powered electric iX5. We try it on the road
10 Nov 2023
The Caterham EV Seven is an electric car for track days
Caterham EV Seven
News

The Caterham EV Seven is an electric car for track days

As the Caterham Seven enters its 50th year, the British marque has given us a glimpse at its electric future
31 Oct 2023
Synthetic fuels explained: is there such a thing as carbon neutral petrol?
Synthetic fuels explained – header
News

Synthetic fuels explained: is there such a thing as carbon neutral petrol?

Could carbon-neutral synthetic fuels save the internal combustion engine and safeguard the future of the cars we love?
6 Sep 2023
Maturo Stradale 2023 review – Lancia's Delta Integrale reimagined
Maturo Stradale
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Maturo Stradale 2023 review – Lancia's Delta Integrale reimagined

The Dutch-built Lancia Delta Integrale restomod lands in the UK for some tough road-test miles – and feels immediately at home
27 Aug 2023
Caterham Project V: lightweight EV to reach showrooms by 2026
Caterham Project V
Features

Caterham Project V: lightweight EV to reach showrooms by 2026

With a 268bhp electric motor, rear-wheel drive and a kerb weight of just 1190kg, the Project V signals a new era for Caterham. We were there to witnes…
23 Aug 2023
2023 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Z06 review – the American 911 GT3?
Chevrolet Corvette C8 Z06 – drift
Review

2023 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Z06 review – the American 911 GT3?

The C8-generation Corvette has drawn level with the European establishment for performance and finesse – can the Z06 go one better?
11 Aug 2023
My Life & Cars – Malcolm Wilson, rally driver and WRC team boss
Malcolm Wilson Life and Cars
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My Life & Cars – Malcolm Wilson, rally driver and WRC team boss

From championship-winning driver to the head of Ford’s WRC team – and Bentley’s GT race programme – Malcolm Wilson has had a long and successful caree…
10 Aug 2023
BMW M340i xDrive v Peugeot 508 PSE v VW Arteon R Shooting Brake
Fast estates group test – static
Group tests

BMW M340i xDrive v Peugeot 508 PSE v VW Arteon R Shooting Brake

Prefer a sleek estate to a jacked-up SUV but can’t stretch to an M3 Touring? This trio of alternatives could provide an answer
17 Jun 2023
Caterham’s future sports car plans – will it go electric?
Caterham electric future – header
Features

Caterham’s future sports car plans – will it go electric?

What does the future hold for the UK’s specialist car makers like Caterham? We’ve been finding out
24 May 2023